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Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:40 PM

Ignorant Reporter: Why Won't the Left-Wing Media Condemn Biden's Catholicism?!

From Friendly Atheist blog:
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Writing for the Christian Post, Jason Jimenez wants to know why the media (read: left-wing media) isnít attacking President Joe Biden for his faith the way it did Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
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It didnít matter the media outlet. They all loved reporting on how Biden was a ďdeeply devout CatholicĒ and that his faith is a huge factor in ďshaping his politics.Ē Even Speaker Pelosi publicly praises Bidenís faith and willingly admits that his Catholic faith has shaped his career and public policies. An article in The New York Times stated, ďPresident Biden, perhaps the most religiously observant commander in chief in half a century, speaks of how his Catholic faith grounds his life and his policies.Ē

Interesting, isnít it? How the media and every single big-time progressive politician have no problem mixing Bidenís faith with politics. But suppose you are a Christian who is pro-life and not in favor of the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage. In that case, the response you get from the Left is the complete opposite. How was Judge Amy Coney Barrett (also a deeply devout Catholic) treated during the Senate confirmation hearings? Senator Dianne Feinstein and her colleagues didnít praise Judge Barrett for her faith. Instead, Senator Feinstein expressed her concern about how Judge Barrettís faith might influence her decisions by stating, ďThe dogma lives loudly within you, and thatís of concern.Ē But if the Left is so concerned about a personís faith interfering with their public service, why isnít the Left disparaging Biden from talking about how his faith shapes his public policies?


The simple answer is that Biden isnít trying to force his religious views on everyone else, and when he talks about his faith, itís not as a weapon. His faith also isnít for show, like it is for many elected Republicans, who constantly prove themselves to be hypocrites. Nor is Bidenís faith used as a shield to prevent him from answering legitimate questions about his views (like Barrett).
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https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2021/02/12/ignorant-reporter-why-wont-the-left-wing-media-condemn-bidens-catholicism/
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Response to hurl (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:54 PM

1. When people use their "Faith" to put LAWS on OTHER PEOPLE, it's an issue.


Asking the question, "As a Catholic with VERY public views on ..... how will you be able to remain impartial?" IS VALID.


AND.... HONESTLY there was a lot of focus on JOE's previous views on "busing" as being "potentially racist" even though he wanted children of color to be able to LIVE in the neighborhoods with better schools, not just get bused to them.

AS a Catholic who wants to see EVERY CHILD given a decent education and a safe living environment and didn't think at the time that busing would be accepted by standard middle class and above parents, he got roasted. By the right AND left.


HIS response was telling, he made an effort to SHOW how committed he is to multiracial success by appointing the MOST DIVERSE group in his administration anyone has ever seen.


Barrett and other Republican appointees to Supreme Court didn't rubber stamp Donald through to WIN in 2020. So far, that is in their favor as being impartial to a point.

The difference IS when the left has concerns we speak up.... AND let people answer the question instead of just crucifying them without allowing any reply to be heard.







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Response to hurl (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:59 PM

2. You are so right!

His religion helps make him a moral person, not moralistic. His faith is his own business and he respects others enough that he doesn't force it on us. I despise Christian Dominionists like Mike Pompeo who are always talking about their savior this and savior that when he was supposed to be representing all the people of this country. Biden's faith has been a comfort to him in his troubles. Good for him. Personally when people start talking about their god, etc. I make sure my wallet is safe.

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Response to hurl (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:02 PM

3. His faith is personal; hers is being used to set public policy.

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Response to hurl (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:12 PM

4. I don't give a second thought to anyone's faith or lack thereof.

It is only when faith of those in power is being used to oppress dissidents that I have a problem. I am apparently a radical leftist. So there's the answer.

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